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Weird Brake Problem?

I didnt know what to search for on this one. When I first start driving my brake pedal is hard to push and it pulls either to the right or left (strong like only one caliper working at a time) and almost makes me lose it even at a low speed. But after a couple minutes of driving and stopping the abs and brake light both come on and the brakes work fine after that and the lights stay on. If I go in a store and come out the brakes still work fine but if I would not drive it for an hour they wouldnt work agian.

I checked the fluid bleed the brakes and I dont know what else to try. I think I need new brake lines they may be all messed up on the inside or a new driverside caliper I have replaced the passenger side one already. It may also have to do with the rear brake drums they have 75,000 miles on them and never replaced or checked. But I am not replacing them since I am going to an Explorer rear end this weekend.

Sorry if this does not make sense its really hard to explain.

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sounds like you have a bad caliper that is sticking........when things heat up they expand, freeing up the caliper...
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sounds like you have a bad caliper that is sticking........when things heat up they expand, freeing up the caliper...
+1 I had that on my old 94 mustang... scary stuff when it would do that!
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I think it might be the brake line though since I know your not suppose to do it but I let the calipers hang when doing front end work. I also know that the fluid eats at the brake lines over time and if its warm the fluid goes through easier. I think I am just going to change the brake lines and the calpier this weekend
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Yea sounds like that caliper but it would probably be a good idea to replace those lines as well, cant hurt
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Yea I am just going to replace it
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Alright new weird thing. I was driving home (about 40 minute drive) and my brake light and abs light's were on after about 30 minutes into the drive the lights went off and the brakes instantly started messing up agian. This is really weird I wonder why they work good only when the brake and abs lights are on.
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maybe your abs sensors are bad?

also how tight are your balljoints? tie rod ends etc?
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it sounds like a caliper is sticking, but with your abs light cutting on and off.. id agree with zach ^^^
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All the balljoints are tight should I just pull the sensors out and spray them with brake cleaner? I was thinking it might also be the main abs thingy
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no normally u have to buy new sensors. but im not sure how the 2wd one work.

is there mud caked in there?
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